|Brookes on modern dancing, containing a full description of all dances, as practised in the ball room and at private parties, together with an essay on etiquette. - L. De G. Brookes.|
The format for this manual is typical of nineteenth-century dance treatises. It begins with a short discussion on the utility of dancing followed by a section devoted to etiquette of the ballroom and how to give balls. Descriptions of dances in this manual include quadrilles, waltz, polka, polka redowa, schottisch, polka mazurka, varsovienne, and the waltz in 5/4. The book concludes with eighty-seven cotillon figures and eight pages of ballroom dance music.
Keywords: Authors: L: L. De G. Brookes; Titles: B
|Course of instruction in dancing and aesthetic development of the body - L. F. Segadlo ...|
This is a translation by Segadlo of an article, by an unknown author, found in the Universal Gazette, published in Vienna, Austria. It is a strong defense of dance and exercise, a subject that was often discussed during the late nineteenth century. The manual concludes with three sets of quadrilles as taught by the author, "Princeton University Lancers," "Saratoga Lancers," and the plain quadrille.
Keywords: Authors: L: L. F. Segadlo ; Titles: C
|La danse des salons / par Cellarius ; dessins de Gavarni ; gravés - Lavieille.|
Originally published in 1847, the manual provides important information on mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. Following a format utilized by many manuals, the work begins with introductory comments on dance, followed by a description of the French quadrille. This is folllowed by discussion of round dances--the polka, numerous waltzes including waltze à trois temps and waltze à deux temps--as well as steps and figures for another type of quadrille known as the mazurka quadrille...
Keywords: Authors: L: Lavieille; Titles: L
|Guide du bon danseur, - le professeur B.-G. Bottallo ...|
Paris [Imp. Jouve & cie] 1912.
Keywords: Authors: L: le professeur B.-G. Bottallo ; Titles: G
|Abbregé de la nouvelle methode, dans l'art d'écrire ou de traçer toutes sortes, de danses de ville ... mise au jour par le sr. Rameau ... Ouvrage très utile pour toutes personnes qui ont sçu ou qui apprennent à da - le secour de ce livre, on peut se remettre facilement dans toutes les danses que l'on à appris ...|
The first part of this manual discusses performance of various steps including demi coupé, bourée, chassé, and pirouette. Through the use of text and tables, Rameau also provides discussion on an improved and simplified version of Feuillet notation, the eighteenth-century system of recording dances. The second part of the text consists of notations for twelve duets choreographed by French dancer and choreographer, Guillaume-Louis Pecour.
Keywords: Authors: L: le secour de ce livre, on peut se remettre facilement dans toutes les danses que l'on à appris ; Titles: A
|Le maître a danser. Qui enseigne la maniere de faire tous les differens pas de danse dans toute la régularité de l'art, & de conduire les bras à chaque pas ... - le sieur Rameau ...|
Originally published in 1725 and reissued in 1734 and 1748 by French dancing master and writer Pierre Rameau (1674-1748), this is one of the most important sources for the study and reconstruction of eighteenth-century dance technique. Part one of the text (with accompanying full-page plates) carefully describes the appropriate manner of walking, feet positions, bows, and a large vocabulary of steps...
Keywords: Authors: L: le sieur Rameau ; Titles: L
|Le répertoire des bals, ou Theorie-pratique des contredanses, décrites d'une maniere aisée avec des figures démonstratives pour les pouvoir danser facilement, auxquelles on a ajouté les airs notés. - le sr. de La Cuisse ...|
This is a bound collection of contredanses, figured group dances for four or more couples that were popular during the last half of the eighteenth century. Each dance is described on four pages: a title page that gives the name of the dance and its choreographer, a page of text describing the figure, a page showing the floor pattern of the dance, and a final page for the music.
Keywords: Authors: L: le sr. de La Cuisse ; Titles: L
|Quelques mots sur les danses modernes, - le vte de B. Saint-Laurent ...|
This is a fourth edition of a book that acknowledges other antidance tracts including Boullay's Réforme de las danse des salons; Gustave Louis's Physiologie de l'opinion, and La Chrétienne de nos jours by l'Abbé Bautain. The author notes, with some disdain, that the waltz was introduced into France "par les impures du Directoire" (p. 8). The polka also receives criticism.
Keywords: Authors: L: le vte de B. Saint-Laurent ; Titles: Q
|15e.[-30e.] recueil des contre-danses et walzes / - Louis Julien Clarchies.|
A Paris : Chez Frere, [179-?-1815?]
Keywords: Authors: L: Louis Julien Clarchies; Titles: 1
|J.W. Pepper's universal dancing master, prompter's call book and violinist's guide : containing a description of all the figures and full explanation of the different steps used in dancing, together with the music of all the principal dances, arranged for - Lucien O. Carpenter.|
This manual is a compilation of previously published materials and its contents are typical of similar books published during the 1880s. The standard etiquette for balls has been reduced to simple rules; for example, "A lady should not attend a public ball without an escort." The manual continues with a discussion of the quadrille and round dances, including the waltz, Boston dip, Berlin, and polka...
Keywords: Authors: L: Lucien O. Carpenter; Titles: J